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Resort Mountain Biking

Hop on lift, cruise all the way down

By Wina Sturgeon
POSTED // Jul 10,2012 - Already famous for the “Greatest Snow On Earth,” Utah resorts are now becoming known for something else: the greatest lift-served mountain biking on Earth.

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Ready to Roll

In-line skate your way to fitness & fun

By Wina Sturgeon
POSTED // Jul 5,2012 - If you’ve been spending time at Liberty Park or on the Jordan/Provo River Parkway, you already know the news. After a big decline that began in the early 2000s, skating is back—big time.

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Catch Your Dinner

Fishing: ultimate way to eat local

By Wina Sturgeon
POSTED // Jun 19,2012 - It’s the only form of wild food left that can be quickly and easily caught. It’s the only non-vegetarian food that’s free and can be caught, cleaned, cooked and eaten without much fuss or preparation.

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Bicycle Friendly(er) Wasatch Front

How Utah can be more bike friendly

By Wina Sturgeon
POSTED // Jun 12,2012 - There were a lot of local cheers when the national nonprofit group League of American Bicyclists ranked Utah as the 13th most bike-friendly state in the country.

Outdoor Recreation Guide

Rookie Mistakes of Outdoor Adventure

By Wina Sturgeon
POSTED // Jun 8,2012 - Years ago, I took my nine-year-old son for a trek to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. We arrived at the Park entrance late in the afternoon. Ready for adventure, we hoisted our backpacks and started do

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Bould Moves

Try a quick, challenging climb on a boulder near you.

By Wina Sturgeon
POSTED // Jun 8,2012 - Those who think of Little Cottonwood Canyon in terms of backcountry skiing and resorts in winter or mountain biking in summer are missing one big thing that makes Little Cottonwood world-famous: bould

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BMX: Take a Free Ride

BMX racing is on the comeback in Utah, but nothing beats free riding at a skatepark.

By Wina Sturgeon
POSTED // Jun 8,2012 - Utah was once a center for BMX racing. But about 10 years ago, the sport started a slow decline, replaced by free riding (skateboard-type tricks) at free skate parks across the nation. Pay-per-race tr

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Canine Camping

Have the best time in the wild with your best four-legged friend.

By Wina Sturgeon
POSTED // Jun 8,2012 - It’s a wonderful image: camping and gamboling in the wild next to your dog—man’s best friend, after all. The reality may not be so ideal. At worst, your mutt takes off, gets lost and

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Rapid Rapture

Float in the lap of luxury or get dunked during a Utah river trip.

By Wina Sturgeon
POSTED // Jun 8,2012 - Utah’s snow and mountain-biking terrain are world-famous, and rightly so. However, we’re also world-famous for another geographical blessing that gets a lot less local recognition: river r

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Five Mountain Bike Trails to Try

By Wina Sturgeon
POSTED // Jun 8,2012 - The best part of mountain biking the Wasatch area is the variety of trails, which allow all levels of riders to progress at their own pace. There are paved and park-like trails for beginners, a gradua
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